J in Portuguese

Pronunciación de la J en Portugués. Moisés: Preciso de alguém pra dar um jeito na minha janela!

Hello folks! Welcome to one more A Dica do Dia! Today we’ll learn how to pronounce the letter J in Portuguese!

If you want to learn how to pronounce this letter in Portuguese, you can watch a video of it with our teacher! If you want to learn how to pronounce this letter in Portuguese, you can watch a video of it with our teacher!

In Portuguese the letter J is called Jota and it has just one pronunciation. When we pronounce the letter J in Portuguese we can feel the vibration of our vocal cords due to its sonorous sound.


Learn how to pronounce Portuguese with these audio pronunciation exercises:

Want to practise your Portuguese pronunciation? Good! We have prepared these examples so that you can practise the Portuguese pronunciation of the letter ‘J’!

Example for Jeito (way, method), Janela (window) and Jovem (young):

Moisés: Pô, Igor eu tô procurando alguém que possa dar um jeito na minha janela. Ela está toda quebrada e não sei mais o que fazer.
Igor: Eu tenho alguém pra te indicar. Ele é
jovem, tem uns 23 anos, mas sabe trabalhar bem. Ele está sempre com o jipe dele atendendo clientes pela cidade.

Moisés: Igor I need someone to fix my window. It’s broken and I don’t know what to do anymore.
Igor: That sucks dude. I have someone to recommend you. He is young, is 23 years old and he is always driving his jeep and serving customers.

Example for Joelho (knee):

Moisés: Igor, machuquei meu joelho jogando futebol ontem.

Igor: Sério, Moisés? Você precisa colocar gelo e descansar.

Moisés: Igor, I hurt my knee playing football yesterday.

Igor: Really, Moisés? You need to put ice on it and rest.

Example for Jantar (dinner):

Moisés: Igor, o que você acha de a gente jantar fora hoje?

Igor: Boa ideia, Moisés. Estou com vontade de comer pizza.

Moisés: Igor, what do you think about us having dinner out tonight?

Igor: Good idea, Moisés. I’m in the mood for pizza.

Example for Jeito (way, method):

Moisés: Igor, não consigo abrir essa garrafa.

Igor: Deixa comigo, Moisés. Tenho um jeito fácil de abrir.

Moisés: Igor, I can’t open this bottle.

Igor: Leave it to me, Moisés. I have an easy way to open it.

Example for Jogar (to play or to throw):

Moisés: Igor, vamos jogar vídeo game hoje à tarde?

Igor: Claro, Moisés. Depois podemos jogar bola no parque.

Moisés: Igor, shall we play video games this afternoon?

Igor: Sure, Moisés. Afterwards, we can play ball in the park.

Example for Jornal (newspaper):

Moisés: Igor, você leu o jornal hoje? Tem uma notícia importante sobre nossa cidade.

Igor: Ainda não li, Moisés. Vou ler agora.

Moisés: Igor, did you read the newspaper today? There’s an important news about our city.

Igor: I haven’t read it yet, Moisés. I’ll read it now.

Example for Jacaré (alligator):

Moisés: Igor, você sabia que tem um jacaré no lago perto daqui?

Igor: Não sabia, Moisés. Precisamos ter cuidado quando passarmos por lá.

Moisés: Igor, did you know there’s an alligator in the lake near here?

Igor: I didn’t know that, Moisés. We need to be careful when we go by there.

Do you know how to pronounce Rio de Janeiro?

Okay, this one is very important: do you know how to pronounce the name of our beautiful city, Rio de Janeiro? Let us practise together with this audio:

Now that you know how to pronounce the letter ‘J’ in Portuguese, you are well prepared for Rio de Janeiro!

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